From Slums to Software
Deepak Vitthal Kadam is joining Infosys. So many software engineers are joining Infosys now days therefore what is new in that? This might be your reaction after reading first sentence. But when you will know his background and the way he fought then you will the gravity of his success.
Who is Deepak? He is a boy from Dandekar Pool Slum near S. P. College or you can say near Lokmanya Nagar. He is studied in Marathi medium school in New English School, Tilak Road. Then he done diploma in Civil Engineering and after completing diploma he bagged degree in civil engineering. Though his father is civil contractor he didn’t want to work as civil contractor like his father. He wanted to go beyond that. So he decided and gets admitted in College of Engineering, Pune for Masters of Technology.
He Just completed his course and in campus interview he get selected for Infosys. Currently he is in Infosys, Mysore to get training for his job. After three months training he will return to Pune. Mysore, Banglore, Hyderabad or Pune his destination is not fixed but job in Infosys is confirmed. That’s why his friends and parents are very happy.
His father owns just two rooms in Dandekar Pool slums. His family includes father, mother, grandmother and three sisters. They were living there all together in that two room house only till 2005. In these conditions he studied well and worked hard to get success. He used to go to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha Shakha regularly. R.S. S. was running Study Hall in Lokmanya Nagar during those days. All the students who are from slum and unable study in home were regular members of that study hall. Of course it was not compulsory to attend RSS shakha to get entry in study hall. So there was tremendous response to that study hall. Deepak was regular member of that study hall.
School, then tuitions, RSS shakha and then study hall this was routine of Deepak. This routine helped him a lot. Though he was a slum boy he is well cultured and decent than many more so called cultured and decent peoples. Good friend of us and is now in Infosys. We are proud of you Deepak.
Last week he went to Mysore for training. Some of his close friends were present at Pune station to wish him. His family members were there and joy of satisfaction was there in eyes of everyone. And why not they should be proud of Deepak? He fought against conditions and proved himself.
Hats off to Deepak!!!
(Actually this is a News for Newspapers. But Deepak told me not to publish this story in paper as his superiors are told him about that. No press publicity without prior permission. But i wanted to write somewhere about his achievement. Blog is perfect stage to for that. So i have written on my blog about Deepak and not in Newspaper like Sakal.)